WEIRD NATURE

Species in Peril e-letter

Banner Image: The banner image comes from online art exhibit “During the Pandemic,” exhibiting art by Naga children. The exhibit is curated by Naga anthropologist Dr. Dolly Kikon in collaboration with organizations Sisterhood Network and Prodigal’s Home. My review of this exhibit appeared …

Kangaroos can ask humans for help, new study shows

Researchers found that the kangaroos intentionally communicated with humans. – By Amy Woodyatt, CNN 2020 Dec 16 – It may sound a bit “Dr. Doolittle,” but it turns out kangaroos can communicate with humans. – Researchers found that kangaroos “intentionally” communicated with humans …

 

Flowers Are Changing Color in Response to Climate Change

As temperatures and ozone levels rise, blossoms are adjusting their UV pigmentation. Pollinators perceive the higher levels of UV-absorbing pigments as a darker hue, which could be confusing when they try to scope out colorful flowers to land on. (Image by PublicDomainPictures from …